Please Take One

Nintendo’s merchandising craze covered all the bases during the 1980s.  There were breakfast cereals, cartoon shows, pajamas, bed sheets, and of course, trading cards.  But the cards from Topps in 1989 did not feature mere tips and tricks: these items featured scratch-off games.  You would think that the cards could be redeemed for prizes, like lottery scratchers, but you would be wrong. 

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    I had some of these, I think I’ll pay my folks a visit this weekend and ask to root around the attic.
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    What is it about retro merch that is just SO appealing? I love my new gadgets and fancy kit, but none of its design gets...
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    These were the shit.
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    These cards and stickers were awesome with art from so many games at the time. They adorned the bottom doors of the...
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    Oh! I just bought one of these!! There was a booth at ACen ‘13 selling them… though I haven’t been able to bring myself...
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